Cafes and Delis in Brighton
A word about coffee, which Brighton, for a party town, has often been guilty of fumbling: look out for the name Small Batch. This passionate and ethically impressive local roaster now has six cafes (with a central flagship off Jubilee Square) and numerous other outlets, including meeting-place-of-choice at Seven Dials in the middle of Brighton, and a cosy wi-fi and pastry hub by Hove station. As the archetypal Brighton cafe, Small Batch places will invariably do you right, and like many of the city’s sackcloth and brushed-steel options, are deliberately austere.
For long philosophical chats, solitary poetry-writing sessions and entrenched hangovers you may feel more comfortable at the characterful and cultish Marwood (in the Laines) or its new sister coffeehouse, Presuming Ed(on London Road). The latter is housed in a former bank – if you’re eating, pick the table in the former safe propped on £5 notes.
The North Laine Cafe is located on Trafalgar Street, just a stones throw from the station. Conveniently placed to grab a coffee or bite to eat, whether it’s to take out for a journey, sit in or to enjoy on our sun terrace, you will always receive a warm, friendly welcome and be able to relax in comfortable surroundings.